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Quick Leg Toner Workout in Time for Summer!

Now that holidays are near, there seem to be so many loose ends to tie! You may be feeling like you want to get in those highly effective, long workouts as your beach holiday approaches. There is no need to stress! Just fit in a short, effective workout that will leave you feeling tight and toned in no time!

As much as I love working glutes, and it seems to be the trend right now to have perky strong glutes, I believe training your legs are just as important to balance out your leg and glutes. One of the main goals for most women – especially during summer – is to reduce cellulite on legs and glutes, and the secret to that is weight training and the correct cardio work.

Try my quick leg toner and get summer-ready!

For this workout you need a barbell, a step and space to lunge and sprint.

Before we begin, I just want to mention that this workout includes overhead movements so be sure to have great shoulder mobility. If you don’t, you need to start working on that as it is a sign of risk of future injuries.

Overhead walking lunges

While holding the barbell overhead, lunge as you normally would. This is a great move as it targets and strengthens both your legs and shoulders.

Overhead squats

While holding the barbell overhead as with the lunges, perform your squats. You may find that your arms move behind your shoulders slightly – that is nothing to worry about – it is why you need mobile shoulders.

Side step ups

With the barbell on your back, step up onto the step and kick back once you are up.

Repeat the above sequence 4 times and finish the workout with some hill sprints:

Perform a sprint for 30 seconds at an incline of 8 on a treadmill. Jump off and perform 10 squats – repeat this 5 times.




Workout by Isilda da Costa. Isilda is a personal trainer, health coach, certified nutritionist and women’s fitness specialist.

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